Solid Surf at Gas Chambers

A little bump in the swell was great to see this morning. The surf was pumping overhead at Gas Chambers when we arrived at 9:45am. Stephen and Randy, the owner of our little apartment, paddled out while I threw on some fins and made the swim with my GoPro. Meanwhile, Becca posted up on the beach with my Nikon.

I had a blast swimming and shooting photos at Gas Chambers. It was definitely a challenge taking 8-10 foot waves on the head and trying to position myself to get the best shots. There were a few huge sets that really got my adrenaline pumping out there. I also noticed that the GoPro 3 has about a half second delay when using burst mode… Sadly, I ended up missing a lot of my shots because of this delay, but hey that’s part of the learning curve. I still snagged a few good ones.

After shooting in the water for a while I took my Nikon up to Rocky Point. The guys at Rocky Point were getting barreled left and right. It was such an awesome show. Tomorrow morning I might swim out there for some shots…. Stay tuned.

View from the takeoff at Gas Chambers

View from the takeoff at Gas Chambers

 

A quirky view of a barrel at Gas Chambers

A quirky view of a barrel at Gas Chambers

 

One of Becca's shots at Gas Chambers while I was swimming out there. This guy had an awesome wave!

One of Becca’s shots at Gas Chambers while I was swimming out there. This guy had an awesome wave!

 

Becca shot this from the beach, while I was in front of the guy with the GoPro.

Becca shot this from the beach, while I was in front of the guy with the GoPro.

 

This girl absolutely shreds.

This girl absolutely shreds.

 

Same girl from the previous picture, post surf.

Same girl from the previous picture, post surf.

 

My view of an overhead barrel at Gas Chambers.

My view of an overhead barrel at Gas Chambers.

 

Stephen taking off on a wave at Gas Chambers

Stephen taking off on a wave at Gas Chambers

 

Randy, our super cool landlord.

Randy, our super cool landlord.

 

My view of Randy on one of his waves

My view of Randy on one of his waves

 

A surfer scoping it out before making the paddle at Rocky Point.

A surfer scoping it out before making the paddle at Rocky Point.

 

This guy got so shacked at Rocky Point!

This guy got so shacked at Rocky Point!

 

This was one of the largest airs I have ever seen. He still went about 5 feet higher than this picture shows.

This was one of the largest airs I have ever seen. He still went about 5 feet higher than this picture shows.

 

Parting shot. Life is good.

Parting shot. Life is good.

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2 Responses to “Solid Surf at Gas Chambers”

  1. Mom January 14, 2013 at 3:35 pm #

    Awesome Pics! Where are my Christmas Pics?

    • Page Wood January 14, 2013 at 3:41 pm #

      Thanks mom, I’ll get those pictures to you today.

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